Academic Advocacy

Academic Advocacy 

When you want academic advice or need to appeal grades or standing, or charges of academic misconduct, or other issues with the University, the RSU is here to help! The Student Issues and Advocacy Coordinator can guide you through the university’s policies and procedures and works to protect your rights.

There are many types of appeals/ complaint processes:

Grade: Appeals for particular courses

Appeals for your overall academic standing at Ryerson

Academic Misconduct: Appeals if your are charged with plagiarism, cheating, etc

Multiple Appeals: There is an order and hierarchy that appeals are dealt with. Filing multiple appeals may sometimes affect the grounds for other appeals.

Other Appeals/Complaints:

Course Removal: For retroactively removing yourself from a course

Late Drop: For removing yourself from a course after the drop date

Fee Dispute: For reimbursement of fees under certain circumstances

Missed Assignment, Test and Exam

Instructor/Course Complaint

Access the RSU Student Issues and Advocacy Coordinator for assistance at ANY level of your appeal. Feel free to come in during drop-in hours or scheduling a separate meeting that better suits your schedule. Email

To Make an Appointment -

Contact: Student Issues & Advocacy Coordinator | | 416 979 5255 ext. 2322   
Special Drop-In Hours for Undergraduate Students
  • Wednesday May 25 2:30pm-5:30pm
  • Thursday May 26 2:30pm-5:30pm
  • Friday May 27 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

University 201 Workshops

  • Monday, May 16 from 5:00pm-6:30pm in Riel Room
  • Tuesday, May 24 from 12:00pm-1:30pm in Riel Room

How to Write a Successful Appeal

  • Tuesday, May 17 from 5:00pm-6:30pm in Riel Room
  • Wednesday, May 25 from 12:00pm-1:30pm in Riel Room

DEADLINE: The deadline for Winter 2016 grades and standing is Friday, May 20 (graduate students) and Friday, May 27 (undergraduate students) before 4pm.

If you're considering making an academic appeal, come out for tips on letterwriting and accessing the right resources. 

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